Does pornography disqualify from a political career?

The participation of a Parti Québécois (PQ) candidate in a pornographic video is causing a lot of talk today. Its former leader in the municipal elections even went so far as to deny it, suddenly launching a debate: does pornography, a legal act, disqualify someone from the possibility of a political career?

Andréanne Fiola, PQ candidate in Laval-des-Rapides, was indeed singled out in an article in the Email Laval for having participated in a pornographic production of a dozen minutes. She later defended her decision on social media.

“Several months ago, I was involved in the production of explicit digital content that was released on several adult platforms,” ​​she confirms on Facebook. “These actions were carried out without showing [mon] face in order to preserve [mon] anonymity”. This did not prevent an informant from raising these activities with the local media.

Although I fully assume my actions and my choices, the content was removed at my request a while ago since I no longer want to expose my privacy. I’m sorry for the consequences on those around me and I would never make this type of choice again.

Andreanne Fiola

A closed case

The people met by Subway are categorical: this story of pornography in no way disqualifies Andréanne Fiola from a political career.

“No way. It has nothing to do with his professional life. I don’t think that’s going to make the person less efficient in their tasks,” said a first citizen we met.

“It’s not for me to judge anyone for that. […] I think we all have a beautiful bedroom and we should take advantage of it to do beautiful things, ”adds another.

The political class rallies

PQ leader Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon also defended his candidate on Friday.

She is a committed and brilliant young woman, who raises awareness of 100th of thousands of people to the causes of independence and the environment. Keep up the great work Andréanne

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, leader of the Parti Québécois

Invited to react to this subject at a press briefing, Dominique Anglade said she encouraged “respect for all the candidates”. And the latter to refer rather to the words of François Legault on immigration, which according to her creates more division than the private life of the PQ candidate.

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